On October 10th Greenpeace and 35 labor and environmental groups called on Congress to pass legislation on chemical plant security before the "interim" law expires on October 4, 2009. When Congress returns in January 2009 they will have only nine months to complete this legislation.
Other organizations signing the letter included the United Steelworkers, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Sierra Club, Environment America, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth and dozens of state and local organizations from across the country.
Read Coalition letter to the Senate
Read Coalition letter to the House